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10/27/2011 7:23 am  #1


B500 spec car

Here's the second spec car that I will be racing once a week, it has a WRP all stainless chassis, .500 rear wheels, and a WRP Pro Stock body. A new Falcon 7 motor geared at 16-46

       http://bracket500.com/mb/b500spec.jpg


Week One Light turn out:
          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
191     1.240   42.35        194   1.232    43.13    Test runs

1st round:
                                    189  1.297    45.29       W  1.241
2nd round:
                                    186  1.192     44.82       L   1.189 Red Lit

DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
 

11/04/2011 7:56 am  #2


Re: B500 spec car

Week Two: Good turn out:
          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
192     1.227   44.28       187   1.204    45.40    Test runs

1st round: 
                                   212  1.347    42.29    Dial  1.203 Lost.

This car ran well to the tree than it bombed, maybe the motor failed, we will see next week what happened to the motor.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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11/04/2011 9:41 am  #3


Re: B500 spec car

Your first car ran so well for 19 weeks now, did you break it in diffrently ? or any major changes? 

 

11/04/2011 10:05 am  #4


Re: B500 spec car

David, I did everything the same, we think the track batteries had a mind of their own last Wed. night, I'll see how it does next week, before I blame.... let's see...... The motor....?  LOL

At times they're good motors and at other times they're badd motors... 
   DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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11/10/2011 8:01 am  #5


Re: B500 spec car

Week Three: Good turn out:
          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
207    1.336    40.40       200   1.294     000      Test

1st round
206    13.36   40.70                                              1.331  Won

2nd round
218     1.400  40.02

3rd round
                                    205   1.310  40.47     1.377   Lost S/F

The Bracket500 car runs were all over the place this evening.
In the test session the car ran two different numbers in each lane.
In the second round it slowed way down into the 1.400s' but in the semi finals it rocketed to a low 1.300, it looks like this motor is going to be unpredictable, will make for a good challenge.

DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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11/10/2011 11:52 am  #6


Re: B500 spec car

Look and see if can bushing is moving or the axle bearings/bushing are loose and moving,either can cause intermitend binding.

 

11/17/2011 5:57 pm  #7


Re: B500 spec car

Week Four: Light turn out:
          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
211     1.373   38.54       209    1.371    38.94     Test runs

1st Round
218    1.372   39.36                                          1.369 Lost

The car seems to have a slow Falcon 7 motor in it, I don't think this will ever faster, but it seems to be running it's numbers, i lost by a small margin. See ya next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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11/24/2011 8:20 am  #8


Re: B500 spec car

Week Five: Good turn out.

          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
208    1.331    37.75       220   1.394    36.40    Test runs.

1st round:
193    1.329   37.29                                        W  1.335

2nd round:
208   1.369   36.89                                         W  1.323

3rd round:
205   1.390  34.20                                          W  1.365

4th round:
208   1.348  36.94                                           L  1.381

I got to run the same lane all night and made it into 3rd place, most where by wins because other lane broke out by more. The lane power was up and down most of the night. It seemed to be a lot of break outs.
After the third round, I was told that was I was out, so I packed my stuff and went home, as I was ready to close the gate, I got a call, I still was in with this car, living a couple of blocks away I went back to finish the fourth round and ended up in 3rd place.
See you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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12/01/2011 7:48 am  #9


Re: B500 spec car

Week Six: Good turn out:
          Left Lane                     Right Lane
60f      E.T.     MPH         60f    E.T.      MPH    W/L  Dial in
197    1.304    49.63       191   1.283     41.98   Test Runs

1st round:
193    1.269    43.12                                      Red Lit 1.281

Car ran fairly well, once again the red light got me... Arrgg!!

   DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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12/08/2011 9:42 am  #10


Re: B500 spec car

Week Seven: Good turn out of racers.

Left Lane                         Right Lane
60ft.         E.T.     MPH      60ft.       E.T.     MPH
207         1.342    40.67    199        1.307    42.34

Round one:
                                    206        1.327     41.64  Dial in 1.301

I broke out with the b500 spec car, I think this motor needs some more runs before it's really broke in, the 60s is not consistent right now, I think in a  few more weeks this car will be ready for bracket racing.
Good turn out, see y'all next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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12/15/2011 10:25 am  #11


Re: B500 spec car

Week Eight: Good turn out of racers.

Left Lane                         Right Lane
60ft.         E.T.     MPH      60ft.       E.T.     MPH
210          1.299   44.51    210         1.277   44.31

First round:
                                    205         1.299   43.00  1.275

Red lit in the first round, car ran fine. See you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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12/22/2011 10:03 am  #12


Re: B500 spec car

Week Nine: Good turn out of racers.

Left Lane                         Right Lane
60ft.         E.T.     MPH      60ft.       E.T.     MPH
225          13.92   42.80     237        14.54   39.80  Test runs.

1st round:
                                      224        14.25   40.05  Dial in 14.36 Broke out.

This car seems to be slow for the same set up as the Vette, I don't see it going too many weeks.

   DVan


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12/28/2011 7:40 pm  #13


Re: B500 spec car

Week Ten: Good turn out of racers.

Left Lane                         Right Lane
60ft.         E.T.     MPH      60ft.       E.T.     MPH
229          1.408   41.10    225         1.423   40.29  Test runs

1st round:
                                    219          1.424   38.42  Dial in 1.423  W
2nd round:
                                    227          1.399    40.29 Dial in 14.23  L B/O

Car seemed to be a little slow this evening, but running close to it's numbers. Lost in the 2nd round, See you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

1/05/2012 10:54 am  #14


Re: B500 spec car

Week Eleven: Good turn out of racers.

Left Lane                         Right Lane
60ft.         E.T.     MPH      60ft.       E.T.     MPH  Dial in:
235         1.497    38.06    233        1.525    37.81  Test runs

1st round:
247        1.534    38.75                                        1.451  W

2nd round:
221        1.525   3911                                          1.531   L  red lit.

This car seems to be slow, might go to a new Falcon motor in the near future, this car should be running in the 12's, more next week.

  DVan


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1/12/2012 11:25 am  #15


Re: B500 spec car

Week Twelve: Light turn out.

Left Lane                         Right Lane
60ft.         E.T.     MPH      60ft.       E.T.     MPH  Dial in:
239         1.581    36.29     224       15.34    33.37  Test runs

1st round:
278         1.593    36.63                                     1.581   Lost

Light turn out, not much racing. See you next week.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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1/12/2012 12:05 pm  #16


Re: B500 spec car

compaired to your other Falcon powered car this motor seems to be droping off fast,any ideal why?

 

1/12/2012 12:14 pm  #17


Re: B500 spec car

David, from what I understand, is that sometimes you get a good motor and sometimes you don't, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. 

  DVan


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1/12/2012 1:12 pm  #18


Re: B500 spec car

Might be a good motor to try some thing to turn it around!  maybe douseing it in lighter fluid and blowing it out with air,take and press on the can, see if it frees up the armature, would be a great help if somethings could be found to help the slow motors.

 

1/12/2012 6:11 pm  #19


Re: B500 spec car

David good idea, let me see what I can come up with tomorrow.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
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1/13/2012 11:39 am  #20


Re: B500 spec car

David, I took the car apart to get to the motor, I cleaned the motor while running it with batteries and sprayed some motor cleaner, ran it five minutes and sprayed it some more, no dirt came out of it, now I looked at the chassis and noticed one of the wheelie wheels was of so I straighten that up, then I went to the motor box and where the bushings are took everything apart and cleaned it, I notices one of the bushings was actually loose, fixed it and got everything back in order, will test this evening and let you know tomorrow how it did.

  DVan


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1/13/2012 1:19 pm  #21


Re: B500 spec car

bushing spinning or binding under load could do it!

 

1/13/2012 8:57 pm  #22


Re: B500 spec car

David, I tested it tonight, it ran much better and faster, I got it in the high 11's, now we have a new problem, motor box came of the rail.. GGRR!!!!! Will fix it over the week-end and try it again maybe tomorrow or Sunday...

  DVan

Last edited by DVan (1/13/2012 8:58 pm)


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1/14/2012 3:07 pm  #23


Re: B500 spec car

David *Update* fixed the rail to motor mount problem, made four test runs,
1.235, 1.237, *1.224* and 1.236. *very light glue*, other wise I run these cars with no glue and clean surface.
Looks like it's going to be consistent.
More next Wednesday after the weekly race.

  DVan


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1/14/2012 4:04 pm  #24


Re: B500 spec car

Lesson Grasshopper, look over everything if car is incosistant , may not be the motor..

 

1/19/2012 10:36 am  #25


Re: B500 spec car

Week Thirteen: Light turn out.

Left Lane                         Right Lane
60ft.         E.T.     MPH      60ft.       E.T.     MPH  Dial in:
205         1.235    42.11    213        1.208    41.60 Test runs

1st round:
                                    189        1.237    34.00  1.203 Red lit. Lost

If I can get past these red lights, I might win a few races, ARRggg!!!!


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